Kate Bosworth shares her exact beauty routine
Model, actress, muse. Yes, Kate Bosworth is all of these things. But here’s something you might not know about her: This girl is seriously in the know when it comes to beauty. Her skin regimen incorporates next-level. natural ingredients (hello, probiotics!), her makeup is always on point, and her sleek chignons are chic-and-easy #hairgoals. Here, she dishes on everything from superfoods to her go-to mascara—and if you’re anything like us, you’ll be inspired to add a few of her finds to your own makeup bag.
What time do you wake up?
It depends on variables like film shooting schedule, jet lag, travel, et cetera. But if I am in a routine, about 8:30 a.m.
What do you sleep in?
Is anyone in bed with you?
My husband (and sometimes our dog Happy, but if our kitties Teak and Neko want to sleep with us, then the cats rule and the dog is on the floor).
What’s your first order of business in the morning?
Check emails and get the first round completed. Then tea.
What’s the first thing you do with your phone?
What’s the first thing you read?
What’s on your bedside table?
My phone, the book I am currently reading (at the moment it’s a Steve Jobs biography), hand cream, a candle.
What’s your favorite thing about your bedroom?
It feels like a sanctuary. I am truly relaxed there.
What do you eat and drink for breakfast?
I have been drinking a hot drink of warm water and 1/2 teaspoon of moringa powder. It is a superfood with incredibly healthy properties: amino acids, minerals, antioxidants. My friend Edward James Olmos introduced me to moringa. To eat: scrambled eggs, avocado, and sliced fresh tomato with sea salt. And lots of ketchup.
Who’s the first person you speak to in the morning?
How do you mentally prepare yourself for the day?
I dive into it head first. Very little mental preparation. I’m a Capricorn. We’re goat-headed.
Shower, bath, or do you do it later in the day?
Shower in the morning, alternating warm and then very cold water to get the blood circulating well. Sometimes, I take a warm bath in the evening.
What is your morning skincare regime?
Cleanse with Epicuren herbal cleanser, followed by a spritz of Epicuren Soothe Dermal Repair Mist. This toner is beautifully calming for the skin and also holds in hydration and protects from external elements throughout the day. Once dry, followed by Epicuren Aloe Vera gel for neutralizing properties. Once the aloe gel has dried, I apply Isun Sapphire oil. The woman who makes this oil hand-picks the flowers and herbs that are then macerated into the serum’s purest state. I love this oil as it’s “made with love,” and the fragrance is divine. Finally, I apply Epicuren Acidophilus moisturizer, and if I am feeling particularly dry, I will add a bit of Weleda Skin Food to the moisturizer. Throughout the day I spray Isun Ormus Myst, a mix of beautiful essential oils infused with live water and a quartz crystal embedded in each bottle of mist. I really love Epicuren and Isun products because they are effective and also natural.
What are your a.m. hair vibes?
Wash and air dry. I don’t even own a blow dryer. If I feel I need moisture, I will add a bit of Shu Uemura Essence Absolue hair oil at the ends.
Which makeup products do you use on a daily basis?
Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation—it’s creamy but nice coverage and not too heavy for everyday use. I use RMS tints on the eyes, cheeks, and lips. I love all her colors—and Rose-Marie Swift’s highlighter is of course a star. Glossier Boy Brow and Balm Dot Com. Chanel Le Volume de Chanel mascara.
At what time do you shift to evening mode?
In the evening, you are…
Having a whiskey with my husband, getting to the heart of the matter.
If you’re going out, how do you change your look?
Generally, I amp it up a bit. I choose one area to amplify—a bright lip with bare, fresh, beautiful skin. Or more of an eye—warm-toned colors, I don’t like a black smoky eye on myself—with a rosier lip. It is rare to find me in a bright lip and heavy eye.
What’s your favorite way to relax and unwind in the evening?
I love to cook. I find it very therapeutic and relaxing. It’s a time for nourishment and it’s creative in a way that allows my busy mind to stretch out a bit.
What TV show are you currently watching?
The End of the F*cking World on Netflix. It’s a British co-production centering on teen angst in amazing stylized genre. I binged all episodes in one day.
What book are you reading?
The Steve Jobs biography.
What’s your favorite evening indulgence?
A steam in my shower followed by a long quiet bath with Byredo Bal D’Afrique bath oil. [Ed. note: It’s sold out everywhere, but the bath gel is also nice.] If I’m in the bath, I will apply Isun’s pearl radiance mask, which is incredible for lightening and tightening the skin. This type of evening routine is wonderfully indulgent, but I don’t do it as often as I probably should, as I find it difficult to spend time indulging in myself.
What’s your secret evening guilty pleasure?
Late-night Kraft Macaroni and cheese. (Seriously.)
What’s your favorite way to take a look from morning to moonlight?
I find accessories can really help with this transition. Wearing a pair of cool boots with a simpler day look, throwing on a great jacket, then popping on a bolder, brighter lip can achieve this easily. Sometimes I will scrape my hair back in a tight knot, and that can feel more “evening,” too.
Do you prefer an end-of-day bath or shower?
It really depends. Sometimes I want to wash the day off quickly and effectively with a shower. If I’m on holiday, and more relaxed, I love a good bath.
What is your evening skincare routine?
Cleanse with Epicuren herbal cleanser. If I am heavily exfoliating, I will swipe several Scientific Organics peel pads on clean skin and sleep with just that formula—these pads are the best I have found. The exfoliant is natural fruit peels and other natural ingredients that turn the skin’s vitality over incredibly effectively. I feel like I have a new face the next day.
If I am not exfoliating, but need to infuse more hydration in my routine, I cleanse, spritz with Epicuren Soothe Dermal spray, apply my aloe, then once dry, a mix of Isun Sapphire oil and Epicuren protein enzymes (these enzymes build the skin back up, so this step is particularly useful the day after a rigorous exfoliation or peel). For moisturizer, I use Scientific Organics Phytocell cream. Lastly, Isun Peptide Eye Cream, which is very rich and luxe.
What is your evening hair routine?
I like to apply a good hair mask like Olaplex 3.
What is the last beauty product you use at night?
Hand cream by my bed. Currently I am using one from Korea, MadeCera Cream, that is incredible.
What are your bedtime rituals?
I love to read at night and try to give myself time to do this away from technology. It’s important to quiet down the brain. And a good book is essential to my life. I’m an avid reader.
What time do you go to bed? What time do you go to sleep?
It really depends, but generally between 10:30 and midnight—if I’m being good.
Photographs courtesy of Kate Bosworth.